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Canon PowerShot A560

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  • User Score (470)
    8.8 8.8 from 470 reviewers
  • Expert Score (11)
    7.2 7.2 from 11 reviewers
  • Design (2)
    5.3 5.3 from 2 reviewers
  • Value for money (53)
    5.6 5.6 from 53 reviewers
  • Features (35)
    5.6 5.6 from 35 reviewers
  • Ease of use (60)
    5.6 5.6 from 60 reviewers
  • Performance (25)
    5.3 5.3 from 25 reviewers
  • Picture quality (72)
    5.7 5.7 from 72 reviewers
  • Durability (25)
    4.9 4.9 from 25 reviewers
  • Overall quality (4)
    5.8 5.8 from 4 reviewers
  • Looks (4)
    5.4 5.4 from 4 reviewers
  • Battery performance (36)
    4.3 4.3 from 36 reviewers
  • Display (24)
    5.2 5.2 from 24 reviewers
  • Photo quality (23)
    5.1 5.1 from 23 reviewers
  • Video quality (12)
    5.6 5.6 from 12 reviewers
  • Ergonomics (20)
    4.9 4.9 from 20 reviewers
  • Portability (8)
    4.8 4.8 from 8 reviewers
  • Size (2)
    4.5 4.5 from 2 reviewers
  • Shutter lag (22)
    4.1 4.1 from 22 reviewers
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Canon's PowerShot A560 is a follow up of the model A550; both have the same design, 7-megapixel sensor, and 4X optical zoom lens. The differences of Canon's PowerShot A560 are its large 2.5-inch LCD screen, higher maximum ISO up to ISO 1600, and some features due to its upgraded Digic III processor chip. All these justify its higher price and it is also considered to be a solid, inexpensive snapshot camera. However it is not small enough to go into your pants’ pockets but it is compact. Canon's PowerShot…

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Canon's PowerShot A560 is a follow up of the model A550; both have the same design, 7-megapixel sensor, and 4X optical zoom lens. The differences of Canon's PowerShot A560 are its large 2.5-inch LCD screen, higher maximum ISO up to ISO 1600, and some features due to its upgraded Digic III processor chip. All these justify its higher price and it is also considered to be a solid, inexpensive snapshot camera. However it is not small enough to go into your pants’ pockets but it is compact. Canon's PowerShot A560 weighs 7.6 ounces and is 1.7 inches thick, can easily fit into most jacket pockets and bags. The A560's body comes with the same L-shaped design similar to most of Canon's PowerShot A series, making it easy to handle. According to one user, its large buttons are easy to use and they are placed in a logical way along the back and the top of the camera. The control of the Canon's PowerShot A560 resides in the menu system under the intelligent autofocus setting, rather than a button as many other cameras have. Another user found the Canon’s face detection quick and accurate with perfect image adjustment settings. The camera has four movie modes, including 30 frames per second (fps) VGA (640x480) and a pleasantly unexpected 60fps QVGA (320x240) high-speed mode. And like most Canon PowerShot A-series cameras, the A560 conveniently takes AA batteries. The most attractive feature of Canon's PowerShot A560 is its 35mm-to-140mm-equivalent 4X zoom lens, allowing a further range of focus than the 3X lenses. Although Canon PowerShot A560 does not come with a lot of special features and isn't particularly small or light, but its performance is good. It is a perfect budget camera that is if you do not want to invest a lot in buying a camera.

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